Budget 2022

Spoonful of sugar in Robertson’s healthy books

Paul McBeth
Thu, 19 May 2022

Spoonful of sugar in Robertson’s healthy books
Finance minister Grant Robertson. (Photo: Dan Brunskill)
Paul McBeth
Thu, 19 May 2022
Finance minister Grant Robertson’s produced a healthier set of forecasts in today’s budget, with plenty of money tagged to rejigging the health sector and even a dollop of jam to soothe the bitter taste of inflation.Climate change and health spending had already been earmarked for getting special attention in the 2022 budget, and Robertson today unveiled a $1.8 billion funding boost for the health sector to clear decks as the 20 district health boards (DHBs) are amalgamated into Health NZ, followed by a further $1.3b increase for th...

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